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Kristi Johnson: Training for Open Water

Kristi Johnson: Training for Open Water

For any triathlete, the open water swim can be somewhat scary. There is no black line to follow at the bottom of the lake or the ocean. The water is not crystal clear but rather dark and ominous. More often … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (6)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (6)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #6:When it comes to swimming fast, kicking is overrated. Kicking is anything but overrated. As some of you have already learned, I believe that it is the power of the kick that separates the great … Continue reading

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Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

Off Season Swim Training for Triathletes

It is now October, which means most triathletes are done with their competitive season.  Of those athletes, many will stop swimming completely as they back off of their training for the winter. Come spring time, they will surely find that … Continue reading

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Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (2)

Gary Hall: Swimming Myths Debunked (2)

Ten Swimming Myths Busted Myth #2: The only time you need to worry about reducing frontal drag is on the start and turns. Getting into a tight streamline is extremely important for the dive and turns. Your body speed is … Continue reading

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Streamlines and Kicking Underwater

Streamlines and Kicking Underwater

Streamlines and Kicking Underwater   The streamlined body position in swimming focuses on moving your body through the water using the least amount of effort. This fluid movement also helps to generate speed. Thus, streamlining is a critical aspect of … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Time to Work the Legs

Workout Wednesday: Time to Work the Legs

Warm up: 400 free 8×50 kick :10seconds rest 400 free 4×100 kick :10 seconds rest (2 minutes rest) Slide on your FINIS Fins: 4×300 :20seconds rest Odd: 100 kick/100 swim/100 kick Even: 100 swim/100 kick/100 swim (2 minutes rest) Stroke … Continue reading

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Workout Wednesday: Mindset of a Champion

The Mindset of a Champion Warm-up 100 swim, 200 IM drill, 300 pull—>300 swim, 200 stroke (no free), 100 kick 3×200 pull :25 secs rest 3×100 paddles only :15 second rest 3×100 swim dec 1-3 :10 seconds rest 100 easy … Continue reading

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FINIS Announces Zoomers® Fit Swim Fins

FINIS Announces Zoomers® Fit Swim Fins

Zoomers® Fit swim sins encourage easy propulsion and correct body position while you swim Livermore, CA – (November 8, 2011) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, announces the immediate availability of … Continue reading

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Swim more Efficiently by Establishing a Neutral Body Position

I have spent most of my life in the pool. For this reason I have had about 20 years to develop a good stroke, but I am still trying to make changes and become a more efficient swimmer. For most … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Make Your Swim Workout More Interesting

Swimming by yourself can be a challenging activity. Swimming laps can quickly become monotonous. On top of that, it can be difficult to gauge your improvement and keep motivated throughout the year. With these challenges in mind, I hope I … Continue reading

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